Ewan McGregor (Beginners) and Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau) star alongside Oscar©-nominee Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long) and Amr Waked (Syriana) in this extraordinary, beguiling tale of fly-fishing and political spinning, of unexpected heroism and late-blooming love and of an attempt to prove the impossible, possible. Directed by Oscar©-nominee Lasse Hallström (Chocolat) and written by Oscar©-winner Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire), this feature film is based on Paul Torday’s acclaimed novel about a scientist who looks to fulfills a sheikh's dream of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to his homeland in Yemen. It is produced by Paul Webster (The Motorcycle Diaries) and executive produced by Jamie Laurenson, Stephen Garrett, Paula Jalfon, Zygi Kamasa and Guy Avshalom.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
692 Ratings
692 Ratings

67% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.2/10
  • Fresh 98
  • Rotten 48

Critics Consensus: Quirky and a little reserved, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is nonetheless a charming little romantic drama sold by some strong central performances.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Quirky romance mixes politics, charm; fine for teens.

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Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2011 Yemen Distributions Ltd., BBC and The British Film Institute. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United Kingdom) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English

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